In iTunes, is "deauthorize all" still the only choice?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by hakr100, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at my "five device limit" in iTunes, and I'm getting a new Macbook Air. I sold one of my previously authorized devices, so I want to remove it from the list in iTunes, but I see the only choice I seem to have in iTunes app store is to deauthorize all my devices.

    Surely, after all these years, the geniuses at Apple have changed this in iTunes/App Store management to something more convenient, right? Right?

    So, where and what is the more convenient way to address this issue in iTunes/App store management? :confused:
     
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    BaldiMac

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    It's still the same. For the obvious reason that the five computer limit would be meaningless if you could routinely deauthorize computers remotely at will.
     
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    BornAgainMac

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    I remember Pocket PC had a eReader that gave you a fixed limit of how many devices you may use but with no reset ability. That was worst.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    Just before you wipe the computer when you sell it, in iTunes you deauthorize the computer from the menus Store->Deauthorize This Computer...
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    either you choose deauthorize this computer or you go into your account in the itunes store. Somewhere in there you will find what devices are authorized and you can deauthorize as you wish
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    In the iTunes store, you can only deauthorize all computers and that's limited how often you can do that. iOS devices may be able to be deauthorized individually.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Ahh its the ios devices you can choose there. Ok nevermind then. Thought I saw being able to deauthorize computers too. Must of been wrong
     
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    gnasher729

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    You can deauthorize each individual computer. But only if you have iTunes running on it. Works fine if you sell your computer, or give it away. It's only when you forget before selling it, or if it breaks down beyond repair.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    I believe that you can de-authorize individual computers... but you must be logged into the computer that you want to de-authorize.

    The issue arrises if you wipe/sell a computer without de-authorizing it first. In that case, only the "de-authorize all" seems to work to free up that computer's authorization.

    /Jim
     
  10. macrumors G3

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    See below.

    I said in the iTunes store... which is different from just within iTunes. Earlier in this thread I had pointed out how to deauthorize an individual computer from iTunes.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    The Bear got it right! That's exactly what Apple will tell you if you contact them. Kudos, Bear!
     

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